The Meaning of Liff

The Meaning of Liff is a little book put together by John Lloyd and Douglas Adams, who wrote The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. It is a collection of definitions that they have made up for place names: Ely (n) The first, tiniest inkling you get that something, somewhere, has gone terribly wrong. Seattle(v) To make a … Continue reading The Meaning of Liff


If we could hear things sing.

It is another day for playing with words, for making them up, for creating new sounds. Here’s a link to a poem by Edwin Morgan called ‘The Loch Ness Monster’s Song’. You can find it at the Scottish Poetry Library website. Edwin Morgan imagined the song of the Loch Ness monster. He made up … Continue reading If we could hear things sing.